What does ‘open’ mean to you?
Kicking off work with Sport England and CAST
In our kick-off sessions with representatives of some of the 21 organisations involved with the programme, we asked two really simple questions. The first, at the beginning of the session was What does open mean to you?
As you can see, the focus of these initial thoughts were on things like sharing knowledge, being transparent, and collaborating.
At the end of our short time together, we asked What does open mean to you now?
Even with a little bit of input and discussion, you can see the shift to words such as ‘inclusivity’ and phrases such as ‘being more accessible’ or ‘getting everyone involved’.
We’re currently delivering synchronous writing workshops as part of Module 1, and are working on a slimmed down / more tailored version of our email-based course What We Talk About When We Talk About Open for Module 2. This will be delivered asynchronously over the summer.
Modules 3 through to 6 involve hybrid synchronous and asynchronous elements on a range of topics and will run from September through to early 2023. We’re looking forward to getting to know participants even better over the next few months!